BMW Motorrad 90th Anniversary Calendar
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Enjoy an exciting glimpse into the BMW archives with this glossy, large format
(22.8" x 19.7"), 90th year anniversary 2013 calendar.
BMW celebrates 90 years of motorcycle production. In addition
to the planned celebrations and anniversary models, BMW Motorrad dug deep into
the archives and found some excellent photos of the legendary machines of Europe's
largest motorcycle manufacturer. The past is cleverly united with the present
resulting in a large format calendar featuring 90 years or motorcycles, heros,
and innovations that have shaped the nine decades of great machines from Germany.
Each month features the original thinking, quality engineering
and innovative design that have resulted in some of the most legendary motorcycles
in history. On the road, on the track and even off-road. The theme of the
calendar links the past with the present
January starts the year with the Paris-Dakar motorcycle winner
of 1984, riden by Gaston Rahier, shown next to a 2012 BMW R1200GS Rally, which
was designed in recognition of this bike.
February features Rudi Strange and the legendary 500cc BMW
R51, running the International Six Day Race in Salzburg in 1939 and proving
the reliability and versatility of a standard motorcycle. It is accompanied
by the latest BMW R1200R, one of the most attractive and fun naked bikes on
March is for many the start of the riding season and shows
one of the famous BMW Motorrad sport bikes of all time - the R90S which won
the first AMA Superbike race at Daytona in 1976. Steve McLaughlin and Reg
Pridmore rode production motorcycles to a double victory. Naturally, the R90S
is accompanied by the latest BMW Motorrad Superbike, the S1000RR, ridden by
Marco Melandri winner of 2012 WSBK race six.
April pairs the historic 750cc 1929 BMW R63 that won the
race in the Czech mountain Roztoky together with the latest twin-cylinder F800GS,
a bike that was also designed to be added anywhere - on or off the road.
May features the brilliant R100RS from 1976 - the first motorcycle
developed in a wind tunnel – selected in four countries as "Motorcycle of the
Year." It’s shown along with the stunning S1000RR.
June shows an artful black-and-white composition with the
1955 R69 - the epitome of adventure and independence – and the F800R. These
represent the most user-friendly and comfortable naked bikes on the market
in their day; whether it's commuting, touring or even the stunt driving. Some
freestylers - including the multiple world champion Chris Pfeiffer - rely on
July is celebrated in style with the flagship K1600GT next
to a 1982 K100RT shot 28 years ago beside an Italian lake. The K100RT was successful
after its launch nearly three decades ago straight into the world of touring
motorcycles, and became one of the most popular bikes of their time. (Hardly
surprising with 90 hp four-cylinder engine and a sophisticated baggage system
that made it a favorite model for tourers.) Fast forward to the present, and
the 160 hp technical tour-de-force that is the dynamic six-cylinder K1600GT
– today’s absolute standard when it comes to performance, style and comfort.
August shows the BMW R26 on a Dutch beach in 1955. The impressive
15 hp, 128 km / h top speed of the 247 cc single was only surpassed by her
beauty. The current G650GS next to it is the legacy of success with single-cylinder
BMW’s; its 48 hp, high torque engine and great suspension makes it a serious
contender in the dirt and a very viable choice for the road.
September has the legendary BMW K1 from 1988 with its wind
tunned developed framework and 100 hp, digital engine electronics and the streamlined
fairing sharing the stage with today's K 1300 S - a high-performance sport
touring bike, with incredible punch and exceptional ride comfort. Pure riding
October turns the clock back by half a century. Legendary
photographer Walter Reuter took this picture of the R51/3 in front of a Mexican
pyramid in 1955. Today’s F700GS is the perfect motorcycle to share that stage.
November’s bikes show that motorcycles today come in all
shapes and sizes. BMW has the right machine for everyone - road bike, sport
bike, commuter or adventure machine. 1996 BMW offered a variety of elaborate
two-and four-cylinder bikes with fairings like the sporty R1100RS, the K1100LT
Luxury Tourer and the dynamic K1100S Sport-tourer. They are displayed next
to the new parallel twin F800GT sport-tourer unveiled at the 2012 EICMA show
December emphasizes the reputation of BMW as the most popular
manufacturer of motorcycles in the public service. High quality and innovative
BMW motorcycles are used as emergency vehicles in 146 countries around the
world. It all began with the R50, introduced in 1955. The R1200RT in authority
spec. as the R1200RTP helps today’s emergency services all over the world.
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